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Houston History Archives


Historical Note

The Houston History Archives were an initiative of the University of Houston Center for Public History's Welcome Wilson Houston History Collaborative, along with Houston History magazine, the UH Memories Project, and the UH Oral History of Houston. The Houston History Archives partnered with the Special Collections department of the University of Houston Libraries to collect, process, preserve, and make available for research and teaching primary sources on energy management and development, environment, Houston's ethnic diversity, and a collection of oral histories from the Center for Public History that continues to grow.

Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:

Tenneco Energy History Records

Identifier: 2016-005
Dates: 1946-2014; Majority of material found within 1974-1988
Scope and Contents Records in this collection of Tenneco history include three major areas of interest. One group consists of management and planning records created by executives of Tenneco. The second group reflects a joint effort to write the history of Tenneco, Built from Scratch. Draft manuscripts, publication costs, and a Tenneco management reunion reflect the concerted effort to document the company’s history. A third group contains in-house publications reflecting Tenneco’s business accomplishments...

Texas Well Log Service Driller Logs Collection

Identifier: 2010-022
Dates: 1917-1965
Scope and Contents Martin Schulz managed then purchased the Texas Well Log Service during the early 1920s. He developed well logs from required Texas Railroad Commission filings and then sold the resulting compilation as a “log report.” His customers were major oil exploration companies as well as small independents.The Texas Well Log Service Driller Log Collection contains an estimated 450,000 pages of well log driller reports in 129 boxes. The reports are organized alphabetically by and within...

This is Our Home, It Is Not For Sale Film Collection

Identifier: 2010-020
Dates: 1925-2011; Majority of material found within 1985-1988
Scope and Contents The This is Our Home, It Is Not for Sale Film Collection contains records covering the full scope of the production of a documentary film. Records cover fundraising activities, releases and contracts, insurance, research materials, production notes and logs, film screenings and festivals, photographs, and posters. The documentary film is available for viewing on DVD in UH Libraries Special Collections and for purchase at ...

Tinsley Texas Medical Center History Manuscript

Identifier: 2013-007
Dates: 1941-1980
Scope and Contents "The Texas Medical Center: A History of the Founding Years, 1941-1980" is an unpublished photocopied typescript (232 pages) consisting of a preface, nine chapters, and a bibliography. In this manuscript, completed sometime during 1982-1983, Tinsley connects the role of local philanthropy, development of federal funding priorities, and the national escalation of focus on cancer research to explain the unique growth and renown of the Texas Medical Center. The manuscript covers...

Teresa Tomkins-Walsh Collection

Identifier: 2022-001
Dates: 20th century
Scope and Contents

Materials including oral history interviews, photographs, and collected documentation on Houston history.

World Affairs Council (Gulf Coast/Houston) Records

Identifier: 2010-015
Dates: 1976-1998
Scope and Contents Collection includes records relating to the formation and development of the Gulf Coast Council on Foreign Affairs and its successor organizations, the Gulf Coast World Affairs Council, and the Houston World Affairs Council. Documents reveal the administrative processes by which the organizations were governed and the various programs and events sponsored by the organizations. Such events include an array of invited speakers, some of considerable note, and trips to various countries,...

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Correspondence 14
Photographs 13
Minutes (administrative records) 9
Financial records 7
Nature conservation 5
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Publications (documents) 5
Scrapbooks 5
Brochures 4
Land use -- Planning 4
Newsletters 4
Annual reports 3
Business 3
Bylaws (administrative records) 3
Interviews 3
Leaflets (printed works) 3
Maps (documents) 3
Newspapers 3
Reports 3
Speeches (documents) 3
Advertisements 2
African Americans -- Segregation -- Texas -- Houston 2
Agendas (administrative records) 2
Articles 2
Audiotapes 2
City planning -- Texas -- Houston 2
Compact discs 2
Houston (Tex.) 2
Legal documents 2
Petroleum industry and trade -- Texas 2
Posters 2
Records (documents) 2
Urban beautification 2
Wilderness areas 2
Administrative records 1
African Americans -- Social Conditions 1
Arts 1
Audiovisual materials 1
Banks and banking -- Texas -- Houston 1
Battery charging stations (Electric vehicles) 1
Billboards 1
Business cards 1
Cancer -- Research 1
Clippings (information artifacts) 1
Contracts 1
Cotton 1
Deeds 1
Demographic transition -- Texas -- Houston -- History -- 20th century 1
Electric vehicles 1
Ephemera 1
Fliers (printed matter) 1
Floodplain management 1
Freedmens Town Historic District (Houston, Tex.) 1
Hospitals -- Texas -- Houston -- History 1
Houston (Tex.) -- History 1
Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century 1
Hydrogen as fuel 1
International relations 1
Inventories 1
Invitations 1
Jews -- Texas -- Houston -- Migrations -- 20th century 1
Litter (Trash) 1
Manuscripts (documents) 1
Medicine -- Research 1
Memorabilia 1
Mexican American women 1
Middle class African Americans -- Texas -- Houston -- History -- 20th century 1
Migration, Internal -- Texas -- Houston -- History -- 20th century 1
Nonprofit organizations -- Texas -- Houston 1
Oil fields -- Texas 1
Ordinances, Municipal 1
Parks 1
Political participation 1
Rivers 1
Riverside Terrace (Houston, Tex.) -- History -- 20th Century 1
Shadyside (Houston, Tex.) 1
Sound recordings 1
Sustainable development 1
Typescripts 1
Videotapes 1
Water quality 1
Wilderness area monitoring 1
Zoning 1
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